Information Security Budgets: More Money and More Staff, But Growth Finally Slowing


For 2017, staffing and budget numbers will increase yet again, but spending on staff training is flat, headcount growth rates are declining, and current levels of budget growth may not be sustainable. Security Staffing and Budget Increases.

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Call to Action: Pounding the Table for Security Budgets

The Investing Edge

Training has to be performed to help folks understand that keeping the most sophisticated hackers out may be impossible , so we need to assume they are in and act accordingly.

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Top 4 Tips to Spend Your Cybersecurity Budget in 2017


If you really want to make sure that you’re spending your cybersecurity budget wisely in 2017, you’ll want to keep a few key things in mind. Regular Network Scans and Your Cybersecurity Budget. Training, Training, Training.

CIOs Need To Change How Their Department Deals With Sexual Harassment

The Accidental Successful CIO

This means that you are going to have to make sure that everyone in your department gets trained on sexual harassment correctly. It’s not like the companies where the sexual harassers are being discovered didn’t have sexual harassment training programs.

7 Creative IT Effectiveness Ideas

CIO Dashboard

As new technologies come onto the scene every day, it is increasingly hard to keep up and to hire and train teams with new skills. Most major vendors have extensive training programs and use labs to learn and experiment. Add New Sources for Training. IT Budgets IT Strategy

GovCloud II: Implementation and Cloud Brokerage Services Now

Cloud Musings

happy and proud to announce the release of my second book, " GovCloud II: Implementation and Cloud Brokerage Services " by my publisher Government Training Inc. Too often in the past Federal IT projects ran over budget, were behind schedule, or failed to deliver promised functionality, he said. For a limited time, Government Training is offering special pricing on cloud computing books. Cloud Musings by Kevin L. Jackson.

Cloud Musings by Kevin L. Jackson: GovCloud Predicitons for 2011

Cloud Musings

Pressure to reduce budget, pressure to manage I resources better and the political pressure of the next presidential election will combine to accelerate adoption. Lack of a final 2011 Federal budget will make cloud computing one of the few viable options for executing new IT programs next year. Cloud Musings by Kevin L. Jackson. Personal comments and insight on cloud computing related technologies and their use in the public sector to support net-centric operations. Pages.

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Tackling Total Cost of Ownership

CIO Dashboard

Training. Guest post by Sean Sell. Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analysis is intended to determine the lifetime costs of acquiring, operating, and changing something.

Vivek Kundra - State of Public Sector Cloud Computing

Cloud Musings

Last week Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra release his report on the “State of Public Sector Cloud Computing” The report not only details Federal budget guidance issued to agencies to foster the adoption of cloud computing, but it also describes 30 illustrative case studies at the Federal, state and local government level. Cloud Musings by Kevin L. Jackson.

3 dumb mistakes that will kill your cloud initiative

David Linthicum

Consulting, training, cloud instances used for testing, and even money to fix screw-ups are absolute requirements -- so budget for them. You can find lots of studies that show the cloud is growing by leaps and bounds in the enterprise. That's not surprising. What is surprising are some of the dumb mistakes being made that are killing cloud progress. Let's look at a few of my top 10. Cloud mistake No. 1: Lack of funding. This is so high in my screw-up-o-meter!

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Big Data, People and the SMB

Eric D. Brown

The larger organizations have the money to address most of the big data requirements while small and midsized organizations haven’t found any budget to kick off big data initiatives.

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Europe: NCTA CloudMASTER® Hotspot

Cloud Musings

Competition, cooperation, solidarity", covering economic, social and regional issues with a specific focus on the European budget, intra-EU solidarity, agriculture, cohesion policy, economic governance, and energy policy.

Open Web Application Security Project Releases CISO Survey Report


Security awareness and training is the biggest challenge and most important priority for CISOs going forward into 2014 (more critical than tools, testing or budget). As we hear from a number of CISOs about difficulties acquiring an adequate budget, it appears that having a 2-year security strategy improves your chances for getting or increasing your security budget/investments.

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- A Tech Thanksgiving

Chief Seattle Greek Blog

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Information Risk: How APIs are Making Security Governance Easier


By standing-up APIs for common security services, such as authentication and encryption, firms help their developers to incorporate security functionality into their applications without additional security training. Some members buy a single API with Information Security’s budget.

Measuring CIO Performance

A CIO's Voice

Training. Training and Development. As a part of the development plan, necessary training shall be identified. Measurement – Provide opportunities and encourage staff to participate in training to enhance their skill set. GOAL – Identify and provide the necessary resources and support for the training efforts. Measurement – Provide budget for staff technical training. Measurement – Budget and schedule. Technical training.

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Trouble with recruitment? Try these strategies to attract new hires

IT Manager Daily

Offering flexible work arrangements, and additional training and professional development opportunities can be just as valuable as a bigger paycheck for employees. universities) that are training potential workers who will soon be searching for jobs themselves.

Best Places by the numbers: Top 10 rankings and more

ComputerWorld IT Management

On the employer side, we list the top 10 organizations for benefits and other categories, as well as average IT bonuses, training budgets and more across all 100 employers. Computerworld 's annual Best Places to Work in IT list showcases the top 100 U.S. workplaces for technology professionals. Here we've gathered some highlights from the 2017 report.

Unconventional Metrics for IT Applications Portfolio Investment


And what separates the good from bad investment decisions in the applications budget is economic insight. The best teams identify and target training at influencers who will more likely share their lessons learned with their peers.

Lord of the Metrics

A CIO's Voice

Provide technology consulting, training, and planning services. Employ, train, and deploy staff required to provide these services. Project budget – Approved estimated budget vs actual and % completion. Every organization is looking at understanding IT performance. As a department, IT should be vigilant at applying information processing capabilities that benefit the business.

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A VC’s Notes from SaaStr 2018

The Investing Edge

Finding amazing people that can up-level your organization is key to hitting your budget, so now may be the time to crank up recruiting. As an early stage enterprise tech investor, I was excited to go back to SaaStr Annual this year.

3 lessons that CIOs learned in 2018

mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

Organization-wide, staff must be educated on security risks and resulting policies surrounding BYOD, printing, third-party software, remote workers, legacy equipment, vendor management, social engineering, outdated-training and security policies, and public or poorly protected WiFi.

B2B IT Forum: How Cybersecurity is being handled today and a look ahead

The Investing Edge

Security does need to have a bigger piece of the IT budget, however this is not a problem companies can spend their way out of, said Morrison who estimates that IT security represents about four to six percent of the overall IT budget at an average company.

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US Navy CNO’s Navigation Plan 2014-2018: Warfighting first. Operate forward. Be ready.


More importantly, he ties this “to-do” list to his budget submission, giving his rational for how he is distributing his resources. By ChrisScott The Chief of Naval Operations recently released the Navy’s Navigation Plan for 2014-2018 (find it here ).

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Connect with Perficient at #Kscope18

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Perficient’s Oracle consultants are certified to deliver the official Oracle course curriculum to customers via onsite training classes. We will review details of the MDACC solution design that supports rolling forecast, target setting at higher levels, and bottoms-up annual operating budgets.

IDG Contributor Network: Components of modern hacking operations

Network World

Today’s hacking operations are well-organized and developed by well-funded teams of highly trained adversaries who have diverse experiences and backgrounds. In fact, attack planning is handled like a business operation and includes hiring plans, budgets and timelines. During my conversations with security executives, a topic that consistently comes up is what, exactly, constitutes a modern hacking operation.

Get data-driven insights into the IT jobs market!

ComputerWorld IT Management

Additionally, a sampling of Best Places to Work profiles gives an inside look at some of the top employers in the region, including details about key benefits such as paid time off and training budget per IT employee. Computerworld is pleased to offer six new regional IT jobs reports for purchase.

Developing a PaaS Migration Strategy

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Most companies will need formal IT budgets and timelines that may span multiple years. Budgets, timelines and application transition diagrams can be created based on the higher-level road map.

Going 100% SaaS: Deploying and Operating


BAs work closely with the business function users to identify requirements, configure the system and provide training and support. PMs also manage the Budget. This is the second post in this series. For the first see: Going 100% SaaS. As I mentioned before, SAAS is not just a software product, but also a service. In addition, due to the fact that the product is constantly enhanced and upgraded, it requires more active management than a traditional COTS product.

What does the future hold for SharePoint?


Inadequate users training, lack of planning, investment and expertise have also been raised as reasons for lack of engagement with SharePoint. By John Mancini.

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- Overpromise and Underdeliver?

Chief Seattle Greek Blog

The project mantra is clear: “scope, schedule, budget” But how we actually do the planning, estimating and getting approval to start a project … well that’s the horse of a different color. Then there’s budget. The constraints of the budget and election cycles.

Internet Two Seeks Chief Cyberinfrastructure Security Officer


The CCSO is responsible for the creation and implementation of the organization’s information security program; advising on risk management; advising on information security as it relates to infrastructure; conducting security education, training, and awareness activities; monitoring compliance with security programs and applicable laws; and coordinating investigation and reporting of security incidents. By Bob Gourley.

Secure Solutions: The 6 Biggest Advantages of IT Outsourcing


However, so many businesses will try to manage and handle all their IT applications and processes internally, which means owning all the equipment and hiring and training all the staff.

Fed Tech Roundup November 4


Agile training, delivered agilely - (blog). We have a budget deal. The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (from and ): Fed Tech Ticker. Northrop Grumman Foundation Congratulates Air Force Association on Another Record-Breaking Year for CyberPatriot Registrations. The Data Briefing: Is That Drug Safe? – The FDA’s RR-Drug R/Shiny App. NIH Image Gallery Now on Flickr.

Fed News Roundup 16 July 2015


Why are Government Contractors Cutting Their Cybersecurity Budgets? Nextgov NextGov (Yesterday) - Why are Government Contractors Cutting Their Cybersecurity Budgets?NextgovGovernment Program Launches New Training Opportunities (Today) - Seven new training modules aim to help Federal Challenge and Prize Community members learn more about using prize competitions to solve problems.